Dec 18, 2019
As we close out the year, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize teachers who went the extra mile this school year to hone their craft of teaching. Those of you familiar with baseball analogies know how rare it is to accomplish a grand slam (a home run hit when the bases are loaded) or a triple play (three outs achieved by the defense on a single play). The award recipients listed below also accomplished something rare and extraordinary!
They each made a significant commitment to...
Nov 15, 2019
Featured Teachers, Podcasts, Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies
"I'd rather live like a prince for the rest of my life than live like a king for my NFL career."
“I’m going to sacrifice now for me to be happy later,’’
'Williams estimates he invests at least 90 percent of the money that comes in via game checks."
These are statements that you would not expect to hear from a professional athlete but that's exactly what New England Patriot Joejuan Williams had to say in a recent article.
How did he build these mindsets...
Nov 12, 2019
Schools In News, Featured Teachers
NGPF Fellow Courtney Poquette weighs in on the recent Vermont Jump$tart conference held in Killington (Rutland Herald): "Exposure to these topics and standards throughout the education system will help prepare students for the financial decisions they will make throughout the rest of their lives,” said Courtney Poquette, a business teacher at Winooski High School."
NFL rookie Joejuan Williams credits his personal finance teacher for helping him understand how to invest (MSN.com):...
Nov 08, 2019
Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Featured Teachers
NGPF Fellow Vincent Branch has a passion for financial education that became apparent the first time we met at the NGPF Summer Institute earlier this year. As a financial advisor in an earlier life, he saw the tactics used to "sell" financial products and realized how few people knew the right questions to ask. He's preparing his students to be that skeptical consumer as a personal finance teacher at Washington High School (Houston, TX). In this podcast, Vincent will discuss why he cares so...
Nov 07, 2019
Featured Teachers, NGPF Fellows
Congrats to NGPF Fellows Jackie Prester, Joey Running and Laurie Gardner. They were recognized at the 2019 Jump$tart Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. as the first three recipients of the Jump$tart Chairmen's Scholarships.
Here are the details on the awards:
Randy Lively, Jr. Pioneer Award – Jacqueline Prester Randy Lively was a co-founder of the Jump$tart Coalition and the organization’s first chairman who was recognized as a “pioneer” in the financial...
Jul 25, 2019
Featured Teachers, NGPF Fellows
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria:
The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year
The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...
May 29, 2019
NGPF Fellows, Case Study, Featured Teachers
The following blog post comes courtesy of Derek D’Angelo, president of the Michigan Council on Economic Education and 2018 NGPF Fellow
Each spring, teams from all over the country gather in more than 20 states to compete in a Personal Finance Challenge competition. Competition styles vary from state to state, but in Michigan we mirror the format of the national championship held in Nebraska. Each student team is given a hypothetical family scenario and then creates a meaningful...
May 20, 2019
NGPF Fellows, Featured Teachers, Tips for Teachers
The following blog post comes courtesy of NGPF Fellow, Joy Tavano, of North Kingstown Senior High School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
This year marks my 20th year teaching business and technology. Yes - I am forever learning about my content - things have changed quite a bit in the financial literacy world and technology is constantly changing - but my other focus is ALWAYS on improving my classroom management. Without that, the subject and skills I am teaching just will not make it...
May 08, 2019
Summer Institute, Featured Teachers
Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce its 2019 class of NGPF Summer Institute Fellows. The Institute brings together a passionate and talented group of educators who will create new activities, curate resources, collaborate and deepen their content expertise in selected topics — and have a lot of FUN in the process!
Once again, we received an overwhelming number of applications for the Summer Institute, highlighting the hunger for quality professional development...
Nov 08, 2018
NGPF Fellows, Featured Teachers, Tips for Teachers, Quizzes
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a Tech Tool Review from Jacqueline Prester of Mansfield High School in Mansfield MA. Here's what Jacqueline has to say...
Tech Tool: Kahoot's spreadsheet integration with Google Forms
Students love to play Kahoot...
Sep 04, 2018
Contest Current, Featured Teachers, Professional Development, Schools In News
NGPF is excited to announce the following NGPF Scholarship recipients who will attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Cleveland, OH on November 3-5, 2018. Many will also be attending an NGPF FinCamp to be held prior to the conference on November 3rd. We were impressed with the number of high-quality applicants and found it challenging to select the following recipients from over 250 applications!
Aaron Shaffner, East High School (Denver, CO)
May 09, 2018
Schools In News, Teaching Strategies, Lesson Idea, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers, Entrepreneurship, This Week In Financial Literacy
South Bay students give younger classmates a dose of entrepreneurship (The Mercury News)
Inside a classroom tucked into the first floor of the Cupertino Library, presenters last Saturday discussed a range of business topics including the finer points of writing a business plan and the importance of diversity in a corporate team. As they did so, an audience of about 30 sat in earnest attention, trying to take it all in.
Area schools using creative approaches to teach personal finance to...
Apr 26, 2018
Schools In News, Activities, Featured Teachers, Behavioral Finance
Virginia announces 2018 Governor’s Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance (Augusta Free Press)
Congrats to educators in the NGPF Community, Jason Bartholomew of Nansemond River High School and Patricia Adams of Glen Allen High School, whose students starred in this competition.
100 BEST W!SE HIGH SCHOOLS TEACHING PERSONAL FINANCE (w!se)
In 2013, W!se celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Financial Literacy Certification program and created the first...
Apr 16, 2018
Summer Institute, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers
Adam Cole, Needham High School (Needham, MA)
Adam Cole is a dedicated educator who is passionate about preparing his students for life after high school. After 8 years of teaching solely math, he added both personal finance and computer science to his schedule. By connecting with local businesses and experts to make the material more engaging and meaningful, enrollment has doubled over the last 5 years. In addition to teaching, he coaches both the Boys...
Mar 14, 2018
Schools In News, Featured Teachers, Financial Literacy, Career, Current Events, Cryptocurrencies, Teaching Strategies
State legislatures seem to be taking up the issue of financial education en masse as bills are being proposed in several states, hopeful signs, yes, but we know that it's when it becomes a law that it matters.
Kentucky State Treasurer Thinks Personal Finance Should Be Graduation Requirement (Courier Journal) as a bill moves through the legislature there:
I believe students across our commonwealth need access to financial literacy lessons like Luci has had. That is why I am supporting HB...